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G-man

[jee-man] /ˈdʒiˌmæn/
noun, plural G-men.
1.
an agent for the FBI.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; probably representing Government man
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British Dictionary definitions for gmen

G-man

noun (pl) G-men
1.
(US, slang) an FBI agent
2.
(Irish) a political detective
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Word Origin and History for gmen

G-man

n.

"FBI agent," 1930, shortening of government man; used earlier in an Irish context (1917), but the abbreviation is perhaps the same one.

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Slang definitions & phrases for gmen

G-man

noun

A Federal Bureau of Investigations agent; feeb (late 1920s+)


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Related Abbreviations for gmen

G-man

[United States] Government man (FBI agent)
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